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by Gala
Mon Feb 26, 2024 3:08 pm
Forum: Middle-Earth books and stories
Topic: Unpacking The Silmarillion
Replies: 5
Views: 6737

Re: Unpacking The Silmarillion

There are a lot of. It's just been started discussing here. But speaking in general, and not just about this forum, major characters like Melkor and Fëanor have been deeply explored, some scholars delve into lesser-known individuals or events, searching for potential hidden meanings or connections. ...
by Gala
Thu Feb 01, 2024 5:50 pm
Forum: Middle-Earth books and stories
Topic: Unpacking The Silmarillion
Replies: 5
Views: 6737

Re: Unpacking The Silmarillion

Hello Gala and Avis! Your enthusiasm for The Silmarillion is absolutely contagious! As a fellow Tolkien fan, I completely agree. The stories are epic, tragic, and captivating. Beren and Lúthien's tale, which demonstrates love conquering all, resonates deeply with me. I also see similarities between...
by Gala
Tue Dec 12, 2023 9:11 pm
Forum: General Lord of the Rings Forum
Topic: Concerning Samwise.
Replies: 1
Views: 7219

Re: Concerning Samwise.

Hi! Welcome to the forum! Great question about what weapons and armor Sam had. You're absolutely right that the other hobbits got some nice gear upgrades during their journey. The barrow-blades for Frodo, Merry's Rohirric armor and weapons from Theoden, Pippin getting outfitted by the Steward Deneth...
by Gala
Sat Dec 02, 2023 5:53 pm
Forum: Middle-Earth books and stories
Topic: Unpacking The Silmarillion
Replies: 5
Views: 6737

Unpacking The Silmarillion

As a longtime Tolkien fan, I wanted to share some thoughts on The Silmarillion and open up a conversation about this remarkable yet often overlooked book. Published posthumously by Tolkien's son Christopher, The Silmarillion provides the rich mythological backdrop and history that underpins the even...
by Gala
Thu Nov 23, 2023 1:52 pm
Forum: The Hobbit Forum
Topic: How Did Smaug Stay Fed for So Long?
Replies: 2
Views: 5865

Re: How Did Smaug Stay Fed for So Long?

As for Smaug’s food source, it is not explicitly mentioned in the book. However, it is suggested that Smaug had not hunted men for a good many years by the time of The Hobbit2. It is possible that Smaug had other sources of food, such as wild animals or even other dragons. It is also possible that S...
by Gala
Mon Oct 30, 2023 1:24 pm
Forum: General Lord of the Rings Forum
Topic: who is your favorite character
Replies: 117
Views: 667996

Re: who is your favorite character

Of all the fantastical beings that sprang from Tolkien's imagination, the unpretentious Samwise Gamgee stands as my most cherished. Though Middle-earth teems with personalities as intricate as the elegant etchings on Elvish blades, this modest gardener rose to become the true champion of the story. ...
by Gala
Wed Jul 19, 2023 2:52 pm
Forum: Lord of the Rings Fantasy World Forum
Topic: Gollum
Replies: 11
Views: 45066

Re: Gollum

If we discard the will of the Ring, it turns out like this: two best friends were fishing, suddenly one found an unremarkable golden ring, the second strangled the first one, because he liked the ring... It's quite wild and unnatural. About the fact that the Ring made Smeagol Gollum, I agree, Smeago...
by Gala
Wed Jul 19, 2023 2:40 pm
Forum: The Lord of the Rings Movies Discussion
Topic: Favorite scene
Replies: 47
Views: 311414

Re: Favorite scene

In the second film, I really remember the scene when Saruman goes out to his balcony to give parting words to his army. And in the third film, I liked the final battle at the Black Gate, when the Eagles fly to help people.
by Gala
Wed Jul 19, 2023 2:37 pm
Forum: The Lord of the Rings Movies Discussion
Topic: What is the Origins of Orcs?
Replies: 0
Views: 22458

Re: What is the Origins of Orcs?

It is not entirely clear where the orcs came from. Tolkien did not have time to paint their chronicle. One of the most common theories of the origin of the orcs says that they were born by Morgoth, by perverting and torturing the elves, and later from people, since the first records of their existen...
by Gala
Wed Jul 19, 2023 2:33 pm
Forum: The Lord of the Rings Movies Discussion
Topic: The Lord Of the Rings is an EPIC materpiece
Replies: 4
Views: 27586

Re: The Lord Of the Rings is an EPIC materpiece

Agree, but epic is books but not movies. Books are cooler. This is mainly about behavioral changes. For Tolkien, for example, it is simply inconceivable that Aragorn should kill a deputy, whereas in court he cuts off the head of Ustam Sauron simply for impoliteness. In the book Denethor is more adeq...
by Gala
Wed Jul 19, 2023 2:29 pm
Forum: General Lord of the Rings Forum
Topic: Rohan or Gondor?
Replies: 12
Views: 59170

Re: Rohan or Gondor?

if we compare the capitals of states, then Edoras looks like a village against the backdrop of Gondor, but still Rohan made a much greater contribution to the victory over the troops of Mordor than Gondor.
by Gala
Wed Jul 19, 2023 2:26 pm
Forum: General Lord of the Rings Forum
Topic: about legolas
Replies: 8
Views: 45359

Re: about legolas

If you have read the books or carefully watched the movies, you know that Legolas is an unsurpassed archer. But few people know that the fair-faced elf fights well in close combat, wielding small daggers. In The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Legolas wields a pair of long elven blades. If you loo...
by Gala
Wed Jul 19, 2023 2:19 pm
Forum: General Lord of the Rings Forum
Topic: Who's your favorite hero?
Replies: 21
Views: 144774

Re: Who's your favorite hero?

It is difficult to choose from such a variety of wonderful personalities. But, however, Aragorn. A brave and mysterious lone wanderer.